Nigeria: Boko Haram Is Defeated – Nigeria Now Facing ‘Global Insurgency’ – Minister

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government is insisting that its military has “successfully defeated” Boko Haram insurgents, but says the country is now facing a fresh crisis, which it called a “global insurgency.”

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South Africa: War On Graft Is Picking Up Speed. but Will Anyone Go to Jail?

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s latest pursuit of truth has gone up a gear as it enters a new phase in which the stakes are raised for all the protagonists. After a slow start last year, a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has received startling evidence over the past two weeks. Granular detail has been provided about corrupt payments over the past decade to a long list of senior African National Congress (ANC) politicians and government officials.

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Nigeria: Election Commission Tackles Opposition Leader On Use of Smart Card Readers

[Premium Times] The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, Thursday accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of making a U-turn on its plan to use Smart Card Readers (SCR) in the upcoming 2019 elections.

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